In news that is likely to leave fanboys with bad taste everywhere gnashing their teeth and yanking at their follicles, a Disney “insider” recently tipped The Daily Star that Robert Pattinson is at the top of a shortlist of actors being considered by the studio to potentially play a new version of Indiana Jones. While this tip seems somewhat suspect (the last report on Indy didn’t have him returning to the big screen for two or three more years and there still isn’t a script* or confirmed director), it’s still an interesting prospect that will work certain crowds up into a tizzy. (more…)
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This week on Earth-96’s favorite podcast: Jeremy and Jason try to decipher what NASA is hiding with their latest discovery, wonder if the rise of the illiterates sunk SyFy‘s battleship, and examine Marvel Now! (Thats their exclamation point, not ours.)
After that (and before it in some cases, this is hardly chronological, baby) the fellows dismiss Glee‘s geek grab, ponder when the Star Wars rumor mill will spin off it’s axis and crush us all, and mourn the death of Dirty Jobs.
Also, with hockey on ice (clever!) many kindly Canadians are rushing out to buy things that they can put into themselves and their special ladies — we talk about the rise in sex toy purchases up north, Jeremy reveals his strongly held views on armless hump balls, and Jason reveals a very special story about his… well you’ll just have to listen won’t you?
Still craving more giblets? How about this week’s VERSUS where Jason and Jeremy tussle over who would win in a stand-off for the world’s last Cabage Patch Dolls — BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS VS. AN ORK HOARD!
Rarely has such an extreme case of schadenfreude been enjoyed by fans as when Kristen Stewart got caught in a – ahem – compromising situation with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. Her studio mandated or genuine (depending on your point of view) boyfriend Robert Pattinson broke up with her afterward, and now the notoriously awkward and shy Stewart has to deal with a level of media scrutiny that is easily double the intensity of the level she hated before her – ahem – indiscretion.
Well, Stewart still has a friend in Twilight: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon. Condon says that despite what’s happened, his Twilight actors are all good people, and he doesn’t want all the tabloid drama to detract from the future awesomeness of Breaking Dawn Part 2. In an interview, Condon, said:
“The fact is, these are actors playing parts, and maybe it’s not such a bad thing that people be reminded of that. Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon. Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success. Now it’s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”
Naturally, as a nerd site, we can make no such promise. Although we do pledge to remand our disrespect of Stewart, Pattinson and the rest strictly to their acting in the Twilight movies. Whose pants they get into in their off hours is strictly their business.
Hey kids, it looks like more footage of what looks to be Cronenberg’s new fucked up maybe-masterpiece starring Sparkle Vamp. The film, which watches the financial and structural breakdown of a very rich, young individual seems to be banking on the public’s fondness for 99 percenter rage, giant rats, and Pattinson. We saw the teaser trailer in March, and now there is a new trailer that is a little bit NSFW (there appears to be a teensy bit of fucking) but if you’re not afraid of the man, feel free to press play.
By the way, the film is based on a Don DeLelillo novel of the same name and stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton and Kevin Durand. It opens in theaters August 17th.
Since it’s debut, the Stephenie Meyer book series turned film franchise Twilight has turned the Vampire genre into a joke – albeit a very profitable one boasting millions of fans. So with the San Diego Comic-con fast approaching, studios are lining up their panels at a lighting-quick pace, with Summit’s Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 securing what could be the biggest spot.
Revealed by way of the official Twilight Twitter page, the final film in the franchise will be the opening panel of the weekend in the famed Hall H. Summit. A statement released by way of the Twilight Lexicon says:
“We are happy to announce that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will be the opening panel in Hall H at ComicCon® International in San Diego on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Summit Entertainment will present a sneak peek at the highly anticipated conclusion of The Twilight Saga films. This is a must-see for fans interested in the story’s final chapter, who will be shown exclusive footage from THE TWILIGHT SAGA BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session providing details on the epic finale. In addition to the panel, BREAKING DAWN – PART 2 will also be present at the Summit Entertainment booth on the convention floor. Those who stop by will have the chance to attend autograph signings, participate in contests and collect free giveaways all weekend long.”
Now, before all the non-Twilight fans (myself included) start bitching, this announcement shouldn’t dissuade you from going to the con. It’s still going to be filled with panels and events for everyone to enjoy, including other Vampire-themed panels from Vampire Diaries and True Blood set for Saturday, July 14th in Ballroom 20.
One should also be grateful of the fact that since Twilight is going first, you won’t have to stand in line behind a mob of giggling tweens for 10 hours straight. If you’re really lucky, they might even leave once they’ve achieved what they came there for.
If Summit wants to make this a successful media push, their finale stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner should be on hand. If they’re looking to make even more of an impact that weekend, they may have young Mackenzie Foy take part as well. Although an official list of who will be on-hand has yet to be posted, it should be a no-brainer as to who they’ll need.
And with a few of our very own taking part in the weekend festivities, we’ll be sure to keep you posted with an special news and announcements.
Special thanks to Cinema Blend for all the info.
Rumor has it that Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson is in the running to take on The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire role of Finnick Odair, a former tribute with an eye for the ladies, who gets dragged into the Third Quarter Quell (When the Hunger Games tributes are made up of previous winners).
It’s pretty much what you would expect from an Internet rumor, there is the flimsy connection that Water For Elephants collaborator Francis Lawrence is now filling the Catching Fire director’s chair, the upcoming end of the Twilight Saga that leaves Pattinson free for other projects, and there is the Hollywood marketing hope of merging the Twilight and Hunger Games rabid fan-bases.
What do you think, can Pattinson pull off the outrageous character of Finnick? If not who would you cast in the role?
I’ve watched the teaser trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis about six times now, and all I’ve gathered is: near vajayjay, bullet-in-hand, Robert Pattinson, eyeball-stab, guy who looks like Robert Loggia (who is NOT Robert Loggia), giant rat, car fucking, and Robert Pattinson.
The film, from the director of A History of Violence and Crash (the superior one with car fucking and crashing and fucking), looks insane, violent, magnificent, and in the evocative words of White Goodman, “Reaaaaal, freakah naughty”. Based on the Don DeLelillo novel of the same name, Cosmopolis largely takes place in a limo (so it’s like The Lincoln Lawyer, only there is that massive rat and not a massive douche) as Pattinson’s uber rich character monitors the financial markets and his worsening state whilst seeking out a haircut from his father’s barber. Naturally his excursion is waylaid by a Presidential motorcade, protesting anarchists (what else do anarchists do save for have a shop at Hot Topic?), and a rapper’s funeral (which is the opposite of a Rapper’s Delight). There is also a stalker and car urination.
Take a look at the trailer and put a basket behind your head so as to catch your escaping mind, son (drops the keyboard and walks away).
Source: Bleeding Cool
I know you just read the title and are pissed off, hey, I just typed it how do you think I feel? Count Sparkleula recently sat down with with the Guardian UK to talk about wrapping up the Twilight franchise and what the future holds for him.
“You can kind of have two failures—and they’d better be low-budget failures. … Because if you have one big-budget failure you’re pretty much done in this environment.”
Well, that makes sense, even a reasonable outlook. Remember Me thankfully bombed at the box office, he’s got a handful of post-Twilight projects lined up, could we be one cinematic turkey away from being free from him? Let’s hope, ’cause after that he said this.
“It’s like being compared to people who’ve been in massive movies who just sort of disappear afterwards, even though they probably had incredibly fulfilling and successful lives. … Like Luke Skywalker…. People are like: ‘Oh, the Mark Hamill curse.’ And poor Mark Hamill. Jesus Christ.”
You know, I am a pretty easy going guy. Sure I have a tendency to get a little animated by a few things, but rarely would I wish bad upon someone else. I am mostly a live and let live kind of dude.
That being said, Robert Pattinson should die in a car fire.
You do not get to draw any comparisons to Mr. Luke Skywalker. He was iconic in a franchise that runs deep in our pop culture, Twilight will be forgotten whenever the next fad springs up that appeals to lonely 13 year old girls and soccer moms alike. Hamill’s boyish appeal took a hit after a horrible car crash (no, not Corvette Summer, a real car crash) between the filming of Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back caused some major scarring. Post Star Wars he still went on to do some great albeit low budget films and excelled in the voice over world including his iconic portrayal as the Joker.
Mr. Pattinson, you would be so lucky to have Mark Hamill’s career.
Source: The Huffington Post
It’s hilarious how there is a marked difference in the amount of on-screen chemistry there is between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson now. I actually have not seen anything from the Twilight movies since New Moon, and even though I was smashed at the time, it was disgustingly clear that a cardboard box and a hobo have more chemistry. (We played this ridiculous drinking game where we took a shot each time Bella blinked. Yes, you can imagine how plastered we got after that.) But, now… Well, after Kristen Stewart publicly admitted that she’s fucking her costar… it all makes sense. It still isn’t mind blowing chemistry, but the change totally makes sense.
Anyway, we’ve got two new clips for y’all: the first one is pretty lovey dovey and the second one is super short and attempts to build up the action although I swear 50% of it includes preggo Bella.
This November, twihards around the world will be breaking out glitter and getting all broody as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1 hits theaters. Oi! We only have one more of these to endure people, we can over come!
Sadly, my word means shit to a theater full of pretweens interested in watching Bella and Edward knock nasty with each other. That’s right… vampire sex, fun for the whole family.
Twilight has become one of those franchises that while a lot of people despise it, even more people flat out LOVE it with a searing passion that burns away any doubt they have.
So, I will not say anything more about it. Instead, just watch the newest trailer for the movie embedded below, and prepare for the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One.
Here’s the synopsis:
In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the new found married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world.
After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal.
But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.
The suspenseful and deeply romantic Breaking Dawn continues the epic tale of supernatural fantasy and passionate love that has made The Twilight Saga a worldwide phenomenon.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One will be released to theaters November 18th, 2011.
Via: Geek Tyrant